Avocados are absolutely delicious but pretty tricky. If you find one that’s ripe enough at the grocery store, it seems that by the time you get it home, it’s gone bad already.

Yet when you buy one waiting for it to get ripe, it seems like it instantly goes from rock-hard to rotten. If you constantly find yourself struggling to find that perfect window where all of your guacamole and avocado toast making dreams come true, the Avocado Sock is here to help.

The invention was dreamed up by Diane Sherwood, who spent years working in catering. Throughout her time in the food service industry, she discovered that wool socks were perfect for getting avocados to ripen without instantly turning into a mushy mess.

Sherwood turned the realization into the Avocado Sock, which looks chic and lets you get perfectly ripe avocados whenever you need them. The gadget is hailed as ripening avocados “evenly and gently, faster than a paper bag.”

At only $15, itĀ seems like a necessary purchase for your kitchen.


Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.